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I recently bought a 256Gb usb flash drive. I have used it once and now when I plug it in I get a message saying it needs to be formatted, I try to format it but then I get a message saying it is write protected. I searched Youtube to find out how to remove the write protection and followed the instructions using regedit but it didn't work. I then got a message to say the it was corrupted so I again searched Youtube to find out how to fix it and followed the instructions using cmd and then gogt a message to say that it was write protected. I have been going around in circles for SIX hours and am now very dizzy, is there anyone who can PLEASE help me
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Hello dumfounded

Is there any data on the device that you would like to try and secure.

I can only suggest that if the item was purchased new that you return it, even if you did manage to use the device once would you trust it to back up important data to.

Can you tell us the brand name of the device and where you obtained it so that we can do some research.
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Hello Phillpower2, thanks for your reply. The flash drive says it is unbranded, generic. I bought it new in packaging from a business seller on ebay. If it is possible to fix this problem I would much rather do that than go through the hassle of trying to get a refund from the seller.
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Hello dumfounded

Some test tools for you to try http://www.rmprepusb...usb-flash-drive

If the ebay seller looks legit you should have no problem getting a refund but there are unscrupulous people out there selling devices that are not as advertised http://sosfakeflash....uide-made-easy/ and an ebay example http://www.ebay.co.u...03022161/g.html
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Hello phillpower2.
I have tried your suggestions but nothing seems to work so have contacted the seller and arranged to return it.
Thank you for trying to help.
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Hello dumfounded

Thanks for the update - sorry to hear that it is not better news :(

An example of what you would expect to pay for a 256GB flash drive (as a benchmark) http://www.mymemory....USB-Flash-Drive
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